jeremyd365 (124) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark, dark brown with a thin head. Seemed to be a pretty standard German dunkel, with the taste and smell having substantial malt with overtones of mild hops. Seemed pretty medium-bodied for being such a dark beer and went down smooth. Went great with my tacos for dinner!
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2008
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
I had this from a bottle (no date code of course) and thought it quite marginal. It was quite vegetal in aroma and flavor, with abundant cereal-ness that reminded me a great deal of Play-D. I poured most of it out.
Color was a surprising bronze-color, that was unlike any other beer I can recall. Aroma and flavor were unpleasant, vegetal and grainy. Mouthfeel was unremarkable.
I do not recommend this beer.
beerbill (3564) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Cooperage Inn, Baiting Hollow. Pours a clear dark reddish brown with a thin off-white head that disappeared after a couple of sips. Light, pleasant aroma of malt and not much else. Flavor is sweet malt up front and finishes with light bitterness. A nice alternative to the usual BMC offerings at most restaurants; it was a pleasure to be able to drink something different.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a Coke brown with slight carbonation and an aroma of rhutabega. Slight off-white head that looks more like an adolescent’s version of a mushtache than something worth admiring. Faint flavors of molasses-dipped nuts roasted over an odorless fire dominate the taste. Slight hint of vegetable in the finish. Watery mouthfeel. Forgettable.
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slight sweet dark raisins on the nose. Cola colored with small head. Malty, good balance, but action disappears quickly. Decent mouth feel, but finishes a little thin. All characteristics got a little better as it warmed up. It was enjoyable, but could use a little more complexity.
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A classic German dunkel. Nice warming sweetness to this beautifully dark classic Bavarian-style lager.
dj (526) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Hofbräuhaus. A dark brown colour with a good head. Aroma is sweet and malty. Taste is also malty with some sweetness. Fairly unimpressive.
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Single from Total Wine, Jacksonville. Clear brown beer with a small white head. Mild dark malt aroma. Flavor is caramel and dark malt, with a crisp hop finish and nice bitter aftertaste. I like dunkels and this one is good. A very pleasant and tasty brew. Not spectacular, but one that I could drink often if available.
bag (106) - Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at a tasting... poured very dark, somewhat amber. Aroma kind of smokey caramel. Very light on flavor, but what was there was sweet caramel. Overall pretty smooth. I didn’t give this super high marks anywhere, but it was balanced well and enjoyable. Just not anything really spectacular.
redgold07 (308) - Irving, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown color with a slight ruby tint. Also a very large puffy white head. Aroma is malty and sweet. Flavor is full and malty with a little bit of a fruit taste as well.